DaPonte String Quartet’s November series, ‘All A-Twitter,’ comes to Rockport

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ROCKPORT — DaPonte String Quartet’s November series, “All A-Twitter,” which feature Beethoven’s Op.132, will be performed Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m., at the Rockport Opera House.

This piece is included on the Quartet’s recent CD, Pathways to Healing. The piece has been called a haunting treasure, and it is one of the string quartets composed by Beethoven late in his life, according to Dapont, in a news release. He had been deaf for many years and some people speculate that the music of his inner ideas was even stronger during this late period. 

Also up on the November program are Haydn’s masterpiece - Op. 33, (nicknamed “The Bird”), which features bird-like tone painting and gypsy influences.

Sculthorpe’s String Quartet No. 8, with its Asian influences will close out these concerts.  

“The comfortable balance in this program that the DaPonte String Quartet chose is sure to peak your interest and perhaps introduce you to a piece that you have not yet heard the DSQ perform,” said Dapo


November - “All A-Twitter”   

Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809): String Quartet Op. 33 No. 3 (“The Bird”)

Allegro moderato

Scherzo: Allegretto

Adagio ma non troppo

Finale: Rondo – Presto


Peter Sculthorpe (1929-2014) String Quartet No. 8 (1969)

Con dolore

Risoluto; calmo

Con dolore

Con precisione

Con dolore


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132 (1825)

Assai sostenuto – Allegro

Allegro ma non tanto

Molto adagio

Alla marcia, assai vivace

Allegro appassionato

Event Date: 

Sat, 11/23/2019 - 2:00pm

Event Location: 

Rockport Opera House


Rockport Opera House
Rockport  Maine
United States